- "Whitney Houston memorial service begins in New Jersey"
Los Angeles Times (February 18, 2012)
Death HappensLike the fellow said:
"...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."I think Franklin had a point: one of the few things that any of us can count on is that, sooner or later, we'll die. I'm not trying to be morbid: just being realistic.
(Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy (November 13, 1789))
Death isn't the end of our existence. Which can be good news, or bad news. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 988-1014) I've been over that before. (August 27, 2011)
I've posted about eschatological stuff before. Fairly recently. (February 15, 2012; February 8, 2012) "Eschatological" is a fancy way of saying 'about last things.' sort of. Eschatology comes into English from Greek, and that's another topic. Here's a definition, with some links to parts of the Catechism:
"ESCHATOLOGY: From the Greek word eschaton, meaning 'last.' Eschatology refers to the area of Christian faith which is concerned about "the last things,' and the coming of Jesus on 'the last day': our human destiny, death, judgment, resurrection of the body, heaven, purgatory, and hell--all of which are contained in the final articles of the Creed (1001, 1020-1050; cf. 2771). "Breaking the list of last things out, I get:
(Glossary, Catechism of the Catholic Church)
- Resurrection of the body
- "Having Good Judgment isn't Being Judgmental"
(October 12, 2011)
Posts about last things:
- "An Eternal Life I can Live With"
(August 27, 2011)
- "Hell, Heaven, Character, and Culture"
(June 23, 2011)
- "Living as if God Matters"
(June 12, 2011)
- "Thinking About Osama bin Laden, and What Father Lombardi Said"
(May 2, 2011)
- "God Knows, I Don't: And That's Okay"
(November 14, 2010)